Q: A victim of a motor vehicle accident has been brought to the emergency room. The patient is exhibiting paradoxical chest expansion and respiratory distress. Which of the following chest disorders should be suspected?Q: What is the difference between respiration and ventilation?Q: he nurse is using continuous central venous oximetry (ScvO2) to monitor the blood oxygen saturation of a patient in shock. What value would the nurse document as normal for the patient?Q: The nurse is performing an assessment of a patient who arrived in the emergency department with a barbiturate overdose. The respirations are normal for 3 to 4 breaths followed by a 60-second period of apnea. How does the nurse document the respirations?
Q: Upon assessment, the nurse suspects that a client with COPD may have bronchospasm. What manifestations validate the nurse’s concern? Select all that apply.Q: Which of the following is a potential complication of a low pressure in the endotracheal cuff?Q: At a certain point, the brain’s ability to autoregulate becomes ineffective and decompensation(ischemia and infarction) begins. Which of the following are associated with Cushing’s triad? Select all that apply.Q: Which allergic reaction is potentially life threatening?Q: Which statement would indicate that the parents of child with cystic fibrosis understand the disorder?Q: Which measure may increase complications for a client with COPD?Q: A nurse is checking laboratory values on a client who has crackles in the lower lobes, 2+ pitting edema, and dyspnea with minimal exertion. Which laboratory value does the nurse expect to be abnormal?Q: During the first 24 hours after a client is diagnosed with addisonian crisis, which intervention should the nurse perform frequently?Q: In a client with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and respiratory distress, which finding is the earliest sign of reduced oxygenation?Q: A nurse is caring for a client admitted with a diagnosis of exacerbation of myasthenia gravis. Upon assessment of the client, the nurse notes the client has severely depressed respirations. The nurse would expect to identify which acid-base disturbance?
Q: The nurse is caring for a patient with pleurisy. What symptoms does the nurse recognize are significant for this patient’s diagnosis?